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The Persistently Strange Political Culture of Today's GOP

The Persistently Strange Political Culture of Today's GOP
It now seems clear that the Iran deal will stand. So when Speaker of the House John Boehner declares, "Our fight to stop this bad deal, frankly, is just beginning," we confront again the strange nature of the political culture that now drives the Republican Party.
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Liberty U Evangelical Alumnus Speaks in Tandem Support of Sanders and Spirit

Liberty U Evangelical Alumnus Speaks in Tandem Support of Sanders and Spirit
Full Transcript and Audio of Reddit user/Liberty University alumnus @SinCityShrink, aka Jim "an evangelical" who supports Bernie Sanders for President.
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Clinton Campaign 'Getting Nervous' as Sanders Lead Increases

Clinton Campaign 'Getting Nervous' as Sanders Lead Increases
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he thinks the Hillary Clinton campaign is "getting nervous about the kind of energy and enthusiasm our campaign is bringing forth."
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Another Prick in the Wall; Littwin on Trump’s Immigration Bomb

Another Prick in the Wall; Littwin on Trump’s Immigration Bomb
OK, I admit it it, I’m a silver-lining kind of guy. And so when I read Donald Trump’s round-up-the-illegals-and-ship-‘em-out manifesto – a point-by-point policy paper to follow up on his illegal-immigrants-as-rapists commentary — I knew we were finally getting somewhere.
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Bernie Burns Up the Trail in Portland With 28K Supporters, 15K in Seattle 24 Hours Earlier

Bernie Burns Up the Trail in Portland With 28K Supporters, 15K in Seattle 24 Hours Earlier
Shattering a day-old record, 28,000 backers of Bernie Sanders on Sunday filled all the seats and crowded into overflow areas outside the Moda Center sports arena where the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers play.
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Sen. Bennet Sponsors Colorado Bill to Strengthen Voter Protections

Sen. Bennet Sponsors Colorado Bill to Strengthen Voter Protections
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act — a Civil Rights Era law that ensured minorities would not face discrimination at the ballot box. The court’s decision ushered in a slew of new measures that voting rights advocates say unfairly impact minorities, students and working people — like stringent voter ID requirements, politically strategic redistricting, reduced early voting and limited availability of multilingual ballots. And without the oversight authority it has had since the 60s, the federal government can’t do anything about it.
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Littwin: Who Knows How to Deal with Trump?

Littwin: Who Knows How to Deal with Trump?
Let’s all agree on this much after the opening night of the GOP debates: Donald Trump, the star of the show, did not disappoint. He was at his Donaldian best, or worst, depending on your world view. The thing about Trump is that his best and worst are exactly the same, so it’s hard to know the difference. He was appalling and he was entertaining, and he proved, if anyone doubted it, that he had no business standing on the stage among serious candidates, which is the whole point of the Trump experience.
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Clinton Talks Planned Parenthood, Climate and Immigration at Colorado Rally

Clinton Talks Planned Parenthood, Climate and Immigration at Colorado Rally
Hillary Clinton launched her Colorado campaign Tuesday from a rally at La Rumba, a Denver Latino club packed with more than 350 fans. The crowd was raring to go by the time Clinton took to the stage to talk climate change, immigration and women’s health – throwing in a few jabs at her Republican competition.
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Is it time for Vermont's Citizen Legislature to Professionalize?

Is it time for Vermont's Citizen Legislature to Professionalize?
The Vermont Legislature is a part-time citizen legislature that begins its session in January and ajourns in May. Legislative pay is not that high, there aren't a lot of legislative staff, and many times legislators come to rely on lobbyists for expertise when it comes to certain legislation. Many of the legislators are retired, have the flexibility to hold a legislative position while having another job or some other circumstance that allows them to serve in the legislature.
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Bernie Sanders' Epic Turnout is Maine's Largest in 25 years

Bernie Sanders' Epic Turnout is Maine's Largest in 25 years
The 2016 election may be 16 months away, but you wouldn’t know it from the thousands of people who turned out Monday evening to cheer on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
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